Brexit deadline deferral

Postpone Brexit for the sake of our health and social care systems, unions tell PM

RCN calls for a People's Vote, Unison warns of dire consequences if UK crashes out of EU

CPD learning

New CPD guidance is welcome in light of budget cuts, RCN says

Five principles aim to ‘develop knowledge, skills and competencies’ of staff

nurse at the bedside

Jobs guarantees for new nurses would cut agency spending – NHS England

But extent of nurse vacancies is tantamount to assured employment, says RCN

NHS pay deals

Pay deal ‘may help make up lost ground’ on recruitment and retention

RCN urges pay review body to back ‘robust’ approach to workforce data

Andrea Sutcliffe

New NMC chief executive: ‘I’m going to start by listening’

Education standards overhaul means Andrea Sutcliffe arrives at a key moment for nursing

Nursing Now survey

Have your say on gender inequality in nursing

Nursing Now survey looks at perceptions of the profession and barriers to leadership roles

Evidence and Practice

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

Frequent attenders to emergency departments (EDs) are a heterogeneous group who have...

Implementing vernakalant: a novel approach to cardioversion

Implementing vernakalant: a novel approach to cardioversion

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, and there is a one in four lifetime...

Colles’ fractures in emergency departments

Evidence-based management of patients with Colles’ fractures in emergency departments:...

Distal forearm fractures are a common presentation in UK emergency departments (EDs)...

Lisfranc injury

Lisfranc injury: assessment and management in emergency departments

Injuries to the tarsometatarsal joint complex, also referred to as a Lisfranc injury, are...


Nursing management of paediatric asthma in emergency departments

Childhood asthma is a complex disease which may be resistant to treatment and varies in its...

Four-hour target

Should I be more concerned about patient care or the four-hour target?

UK emergency departments (EDs) are high-pressure environments focused on delivering care in...


‘I learnt a lot about how awesome emergency nurses are – we just don’t say it often enough’

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: ‘I learnt a lot about how awesome emergency nurses are’

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to enter, or nominate a colleague

Code Red film supports trauma teams to deal with sickest patients

A code red situation can be daunting, but a new film for emergency workers helps to prepare...


Advanced practice: which path should nurses take?

How the advanced clinical practitioner role could affect the future of nursing

Jo McConnell

Stopping sensory overload in emergency departments for people on the autism spectrum

A deputy sister in Northern Ireland has set up a hospital quiet room to help patients cope


Sepsis: how one ED has achieved a 70% rise in patients receiving life-saving treatment...

Cambridge hospital trust uses digital technology to provide faster access to sepsis care in...


Emergency treatment for people with serious skin conditions

Early recognition of serious skin conditions in the emergency department is vital

BME workshop

Why you should speak up about your achievements

Ruth Oshikanlu wants to help BME nurses feel confident applying for the RCNi Nurse Awards

Embracing the nursing associate role in emergency care

What can the role offer in the emergency department?


Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...


My job: training as an oil rig and off-shore medic was the best education

Urgent care practitioner Nathan Garlick now works in pre-hospital care treating 999 patients...


‘Have good judgement, but don’t be judgemental’

Miriam Kasztura works to improve outcomes for frequent attenders to the ED

60 seconds with sepsis specialist nurse Clair Sandy

Sepsis specialist nurse Clair Sandy talks about her work and her best lesson from nursing